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  • Please help me!

    I am having problems with the navigation bar in windows explorer.

    When i open it explorer, it comes up with a screen like this:

    http://goo.gl/Kshn5O (please go to this link to see the picture)

    Is there any way to get the navigation bar back to normal? i.e. with the favorites etc...

    Thanks in advance

    ninjaz5736

    p.s. i have had this problem before, but it stopped after a while with no explanation. It has just started again.

    p.p.s. please forgive me if i have put this in the wrong place. I was confused by the forum selection etc..

    Monday, December 8, 2014 5:50 PM

Answers

  • Hello ninjaz5736,

    Do you mean that the problem is the Magnifying icons in the favorites, libraries and homegroup?
    Have you made any changes before this issue?

    Please take the following steps for troubleshooting:
    1. Please check if you can normally open Homegroup and the folder in Favorites.
    2. Open the task manager to check if there are any process to occupy large amount of system resource.

    Additionally, please open the event viewer and check if there are any related error log. For more information about the event log, please refer to the following article.
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/open-event-viewer#1TC=windows-7

    Best regards,
    Fangzhou CHEN


    Fangzhou CHEN
    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by ninjaz5736 Friday, December 19, 2014 8:15 PM
    Wednesday, December 10, 2014 7:58 AM

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  • Hello,

    I went through this link and found there is  no error. You can continue your work like earlier.

    This is normal.

    Regards

    Biswajeet

    Monday, December 8, 2014 6:05 PM
  • Hello ninjaz5736,

    Do you mean that the problem is the Magnifying icons in the favorites, libraries and homegroup?
    Have you made any changes before this issue?

    Please take the following steps for troubleshooting:
    1. Please check if you can normally open Homegroup and the folder in Favorites.
    2. Open the task manager to check if there are any process to occupy large amount of system resource.

    Additionally, please open the event viewer and check if there are any related error log. For more information about the event log, please refer to the following article.
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/open-event-viewer#1TC=windows-7

    Best regards,
    Fangzhou CHEN


    Fangzhou CHEN
    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by ninjaz5736 Friday, December 19, 2014 8:15 PM
    Wednesday, December 10, 2014 7:58 AM
  • I have just found (as i was typing a previous version of this post) that it has snapped out of it.

    Thanks for your help(Biswajeet and Fangzhou CHEN)! I will post again if it happnes again.

    ninjaz5736

    Wednesday, December 10, 2014 4:22 PM
  • It's come back again.

    Here is some info:

    1. The Nav-Bar is dodgy - http://goo.gl/Kshn5O
    2. the bread-crum trail at the top goes green(loading) randomly - no screenshot
    3. control panel main screen fails to load - http://goo.gl/wnDFkF
    4. icons fail to load
    5. the open/save dialogs still have the navigation bar, and most of the problems are gone - http://goo.gl/u1gMVn

    I have just re-installed windows a few days ago, and they have returned.

    There is one error report that looks helpful: http://goo.gl/8xJ71f

    Please help!

    ninjaz5736


    • Edited by ninjaz5736 Sunday, December 14, 2014 5:52 PM forgot something
    Sunday, December 14, 2014 5:50 PM
  • Hello ninjaz5736,

    Have you made any changes before this issue?

    Please try to create a new account and check if the issue still exists when you logon as new account.
    Create a user account
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-hk/windows/create-user-account#create-user-account=windows-7

    Best regards,
    Fangzhou CHEN


    Fangzhou CHEN
    TechNet Community Support

    Friday, December 19, 2014 3:12 AM
  • Sorry if i have been a waste of time, but there is one thing i should add to this thread:

    It went away again.

    i am thankful for fangzhou for the advice, as the the thing about the logs and the task manager may have helped me, if not for this exact problem.

    Thankyou for your time

    my final word is: oops

    Friday, December 19, 2014 8:14 PM